$3,383 - $4,592
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.

Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,383 - $4,592
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 35 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 1.6L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • P175/70R14 tires
  • 14" steel wheels w/center caps
  • Manual rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

Exterior Features

  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-side moldings
  • Clear-lens auto off headlights
  • Body-color manual remote mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats-inc: driver seat height adjustment, folding armrest
  • Center console
  • (2) front 12V pwr outlets
  • Tachometer
  • Rear window defroster
  • Roof mounted mini-pole antenna
  • (2) front cup holders
  • Dual visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Passenger assist grips
  • Luggage hook on front passenger headrest
  • Dome lamp w/delay-out
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Passenger side rear seatback pocket

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & load limiters
  • Rear 3-point seat belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2008 Kia Rio Owner Reviews

56 Reviews
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If I had to get another car I would still stick with the Kia model.

2008 Kia Rio Base

I have really enjoyed having my car. It really gets good gas mileage. Have took it several places. I have had it worked on several times putting new pieces on it at the time whatever it needed. Had new tires put on it. Always take it to have oil changed, and other things done to it as needed. So it's got me from a to b when I need to go. Had a new windshield put on got slapped by a tree limb. But it still runs pretty good.

- Teresa K

Runs well; Kia Rios are very sturdy vehicles with a long lifespan

2008 Kia Rio Base

I've had to replace all 4 cylinders, the serpentine belt, and the battery, but for an 11 year old vehicle these are relatively inexpensive repairs. I haven't had any other problems with it and it runs well. It's comfortable, has an aux cord input, radio, plenty of seating, and ample space in the trunk. I plan to drive it until I can't anymore.

- Rachel D

Kia Rio: Reliable but Underwhelming

2008 Kia Rio Base

It gets really bad pickup and I don't feel safe on the highway because it lacks so much power. There is also very little room in the back seat. The tires are a strange size and I often can't find a good selection of replacements. And for as small of a car as it is, it doesn't seem to get great gas mileage.

- Jonathan B

Kia Rio. An ugly duckling.

2008 Kia Rio Base

My car is a good size and quite reliable. It gets me from point a to point b just fine. As it is an older car however, it does have some brake issues. After taking it to a shop, I was able to get this fixed. One negative thought is that the car is not as attractive looking as others.

- Fred F

Really low mile 2008 Kia Rio.

2008 Kia Rio Base

It is a super basic module. Gets you from a to b reliably. It gets amazing gas mileage but at the cost of no ac, no power windows, no power locks, no power steering, no tcs, stc, or abs. It is light and dirty but tops out around 70 mph. Great for short in city trips.

- Anthony B

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